Man sentenced to 55 years in prison for fatal 2010 beating

A man charged in the beating death of another man in 2010 has been sentenced to 55 years in prison.

The Alaska Dispatch News reports 27-year-old Carl Leedom was sentenced in Anchorage Superior Court Monday on a second-degree murder charge. Leedom had been the last of three defendants charged in the August 2010 death of 23-year-old Harvey Albright.

Police said the trio attacked Albright because Leedom believed he had stolen his backpack, which was filled with money. Assistant district attorney Jason Gist said Leedom had delivered the fatal blow when he hit Albright in the head with a gun, crushing his skill.

During Monday’s sentencing, the state presented a recording of Leedom admitting to the murder.

When he was given the opportunity to speak, Leedom said he was sorry.